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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1342739
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Group of five Egyptian terracotta heads comprising: Grotesque head of a man showing a dramatic gaze (red pigment); head of a bald child; Roman period grotesque head; larger head of Isis-Aphrodite with straight curls; head of a child with pointed cap.
Terracotta.
Egypt, Hellenistic to Roman Period, 2nd century BC to 3rd century AD.
H. 2.8 cm (1.1 in) to H. 5.4 cm (2.1 in).
Fragmentary...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1342738
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$320.00
Rare Etruscan cup standing on a tiny flattened base. The fairly shallow rounded bowl with suspension holes below the flat outturned rim.
Decorated with red bands and lines in applied red turning to dark brown in places.
Four groups of short strokes on the rim.
Ceramic
Etruscan, first half 7th century BC
D. 11.6 cm (4.5 in)
H. 3.8 cm (1.5 in)
Reconstituted from three fragments. Few chips out of the rim...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1342609
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Thin-walled Gnathia ware cup with gently raised wall. The base rendered as a small ring.
The inside decorated with fine white lines enclosing three red bands. The decoration is characteristic for late Canosan Gnathia ware.
Ceramic
Northern Apulia, Canosa, ca. 270 BC
D. 14.7 cm (5.8 in)
H. 5.1 cm (2 in)
Intact and of fine condition. Thin-walled. Peeled off spot inside, minor wear in places.
Swiss private collection, by descent...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1342608
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Thin-walled Gnathia ware cup of pointed mastoid shape. The base rendered with three tiny shells.
The inside decorated with fine white lines enclosing two red bands. The decoration is characteristic for late Canosan Gnathia ware.
Ceramic
Northern Apulia, Canosa, ca. 270 BC
D. 11.4 cm (4.5 in)
H. 6 cm (2.3 in)
Intact and of fine condition. Thin-walled. Minor pitting and wear in places.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1342607
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$480.00
Fine black-glazed bottle delicately decorated with a white diagonal net pattern covering the ovoid body.
White tongues below the overhanging rim (with a lower flange) and a small ochre band along the shoulder.
Ceramic
Apulian, Gnathia Ware, ca. 300 BC
H. 12.3 cm (4.8 in)
Intact. Small area of wear, excellent condition.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1342606
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$80.00
Greek black-glazed juglet of bag-shaped body set on a ring foot. Splayed rim and strap handle.
Covered inside and outside with a deep, lustrous black glaze.
For related vases cf. lots no. 93 and 94 in: John W. Hayes. Greek and Italian Black-Gloss Wares and Related Wares in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto 1984.
Ceramic
Greek, South Italy, late 4th century BC
H. 6.4 cm (2.5 in)
Pristine quality and condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1342605
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Finely modeled juglet ornamented with radiating stripes on the shoulder and a band of running scroll around the belly.
For related Xenon ware miniature vases cf. lot no. 201 in: John W. Hayes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1342604
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$80.00
A black-glazed lekanis dish on a stemmed foot. The bowl with opposing loop handled, the rim fitted with a groove for a lid.
Ceramic
Apulian, 4th century BC
D. 14 cm (5.5 in), W. over handles 19.8 cm (7.8 in)
Intact, except for a chip out of the rim. Glaze turned to red in places. Mark of another vessel’s foot on the shallow floor. Superb condition.
Swiss private collection, by descent. In family possession before 1968.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1342047
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$280.00
Whitish Etrusco-Corinthian aryballos decorated with fine stripes and bands, some of them interconnected with diagonal lines.
Tiny strokes on the outside of the discoid rim. Tongue pattern on the shoulder. A stripped handle from shoulder to rim. The base with a small cavity below.
Ceramic
Etruscan, 600-550 BC
H. 10.3 cm (4.05 in)
Missing shard on the disk rim restored. Otherwise intact and of good condition. Surface and glaze with some wear.
Swiss private...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1342046
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$380.00
Etrusco-Corinthian aryballos decorated with red-brown bands and lines. Two bands below the shoulder interconnected with diagonal lines.
Small strokes on the outer part of the broad discoid rim. Tongue pattern on the shoulder. A strap handle from shoulder to rim with brown stripes. The base with a small cavity below.
Ceramic
Etruscan, 600-550 BC
H. 10.1 cm (4 in)
Small chip out of the disk rim restored; outside rim and upper end of the strap handle chipped. Othe...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1342045
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$340.00
The red-figure lid with two female heads between palmettes and stylized volutes.
The ‘Ladies of Fashion’ are nearly identical and wear ornate saccoi leaving a bun projecting at rear, a spiked stephane, earrings and necklaces.
The lid’s knob with radiating strokes on top. The black-glazed dish has an inset flange to receive the lid and is set on a high hollow foot. Nice example of the type.
Ceramic
Apulian, ca. 330 BC
D. 9.5 cm (3.75 in)
H. 9.6 cm ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1341961
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$720.00
Gnathia ware skyphos decorated with a profusion of stylized vine-branches (Oxford vine) which enclose a tiny alabastron and a wreath at center. Above several bands within incised lines.
The back side with a row of white tongues, incised lines and dotted triangles. A dot-rosette and hooks at center, flanked by two hanging leaf-sprays.
Graceful shape with steep wall and horizontal handles attached just below the rim. Standing on a low ring base.
For the decoration scheme cf. i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1341960
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Roman imperial bronze mirror can with raised rim and concentric lines on the outside. The specular inside with tears of lead and a blackened silver surface.
Bronze
Roman, 1st/2nd century AD
D. 11.5 cm (4.5 in)
Nice spotted patina. Reflective side was initially silvered and is now corroded black.
Brian Page Antiquities, Brighton (England), December 2009.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1341959
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$180.00
Greek vase for multiple offerings composed of three globular vessels with short flared rim. The group is standing on stepped feet. A central loop handle at the join of the vases.
Black-glazed pottery related to Xenon ware.
Ceramic
Greek, South Italian, ca. 350 BC
H. 5.6 cm (2.2 in)
W. 8 cm (3.1 in)
Loop handle missing and restored. Black glaze slightly worn in places. Soil deposits.
Swiss private collection, by descent. In family possession before...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1341745
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Bronze figurine of Bacchus, the Roman version of the Greek Dionysus, rendered in an accomplished contrapposto.
The bearded god is clad in a toga, which is wrapped around his left upper arm and covers his back and his legs.
Bacchus is recognizable by the bunch of grapes, which he holds in his left hand. This attribute points to him as the patron of vine harvest, religious ecstasy and theater.
Bronze
Roman, 2nd-3rd century AD
H. 7 cm (2.8 in)
H. with stand...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1341744
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Formerly in the ancient art gallery Antikenkabinett Bernd Gackstätter, the item was originally catalogued as a mace head, an assumption which is presumably wrong.
The abrasion on the outer sides of the central hole may have been caused by a rope which was driven through. Much like as on loom weights or weights for fishing nets.
Brown-coated, coarse terracotta
Mediterranean area, of undetermined age, although old.
D. 8.4 cm (3.3 in)
Intact. Minor wear close t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1341679
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Large bronze neck piece of triangular form with slightly raised rectangular collars off-setting the tapering hooked terminals.
The front embellished with carefully incised and stamped ornament. A large wheel enclosing a rosette at center, the zones between the six petals stippled. Stamped concentric circles evenly distributed in the remaining field, all enclosed within a double border of hatched triangles.
For a pectoral of similar form cf. lot no. 80 (fig. 1) in: D. von Bothmer. G...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1341678
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Faience shabti inscribed with six lines of horizontal text starting just below the crossed arms.
The spell reads: ‘The Governor of Upper Egypt, Anhh-Hor, he speaks, oh, this shabti’ and is followed by version VII-A of the shabti spell.
The inscription shows an exceptional orthography and archaic vocabulary reminiscent of the renaissance of ancient Egyptian culture at the beginning of the 26th Dynasty.
Ankh-Hor was a high rank official under Psammetichus II and Apries and...